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Meet the Scientist | with Martyna B. Linartas

Apr 13, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
What to do about wealth inequality

What to do about wealth inequality

A public presentation and discussion with doctoral researcher Martyna B. Linartas on the challenge of wealth inequality in liberal democracies at the Humboldt Lab of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Free tickets can be booked on the Humboldt Lab Website.

About the Event

What to do about wealth inequality?

Rising wealth inequality is one of the greatest challenges of our time - this development has the explosive potential to divide societies of liberal democracies, which are inheritance societies rather than meritocracies, and damage the economy. How can extreme inequality in liberal democracies be reduced? Martyna Linartas looks at Germany and Mexico. As different as these two countries are, they are currently and globally among the democracies with the highest wealth inequality. Are new legal regulations on inheritance tax sufficient? What role do the (performance) narratives of economic elites play in reducing extreme inequality? Martyna Linartas reflects on these and other questions in the series "Meet the Scientist".

The “Meet the Scientist – Research in Dialogue” series takes place in the ongoing exhibition “After Nature” at the Humboldt Lab of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Scientists present their research projects in a short and entertaining form and then answer visitors' questions. 

Participation is possible for every visitor of the exhibition and is free of charge.


Martyna Berenike Linartas is a doctoral researcher at the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS) at SCRIPTS. In her doctoral thesis she studies wealth inequality, elites and tax structures, focusing on the cases of Germany and Mexico. She is the founder and project director of the initiative "inequality.info", that aims to communicate knowledge about inequality in an accessible way. Previously, she was a research intern at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and worked as a press officer at the Federal Headquarter of BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN.

Attending the Event

  • Admission: Tickets have to be booked in advance at the website of the Humboldt Forum Berlin.
  • Language: German
  • Pandemic Regulations: Currently there are no pandemic regulations. Feel free to wear a mask. Please come vaccinated.
  • Accessibility: The location is on the 1st floor, lifts are available. A tactile floor guidance system in connection with tactile floor plans makes it easier for blind and visually impaired people to find their way around. Wheelchairs, rollators, mobile seating and buggies are available for loan — please contact us.

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Humboldt Lab in the Humboldt Forum Berlin
Schloßplatz 1
10178 Berlin